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Saturday, 16 September 2017

Terrific 10: Clever Interactive Books

These books all elicit enthusiastic participatory reactions from their readers. Some do it by addressing the reader and asking direct questions that need to be answered before the story can move on. Some do it by giving instructions and tasks that need to be followed. Others still have a combination of both techniques, however all of the listed titles achieve their interactive elements without the inclusion of flaps, pop ups or other amazing gimics. 

All in all, these books are irresistible to little hands and are guaranteed to be enthralling and exciting on each and every read.


Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson, Harper Collins Publishers, $19.99, 9780062274472, 3-6
This is Not a Book by Jean Jullien, Phaidon, $14.95, 9780714871127, 2 - 100, KBR Review

The Odd One Out: A Spotting Book by Britta Teckentrup, Big Picture Press, $19.99, 9781848773516, 3-8, KBR Review

Do Not Open This Book by Andy Lee and Heath McKenzie, Lake Press, $19.99, 9781760451486, 3-10

Press Here by Herve Tullet, Allen & Unwin, $22.99, 9781742375281, 2-7

Tickle My Ears by Jorg Muhle, Gecko Press, $12.99, 9781776570768, 0 - 3, KBR Review

Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson, Harper Collins Publishers, $19.99, 9780062274458, 4-6


Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems, Walker Books, $16.99, 9781844285136, 4-8


This Book Just Ate My Dog! by Richard Byrne, Oxford University Press, $17.95, 9780192737298, 3-8


Yuck! by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom, Frances Lincoln, $14.99, 9781845074234, 1+, KBR Review

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